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Aristotle-Related.17th Century Sex Manual For Sale

Posted: Jan. 9th, 2013  |  By DailyLuxe News

Photo: Lyon & Turnbull

A book about sex that dates back to 1680 titled Aristotle’s Compleat Master-Piece will be sold this month at auction. However, four centuries later, it is believed that the  famous philosopher had little to do with the-then  17th century sex manual except to popularize it. 

Aristotle’s name was used to “raise the profile of the book,” according to a book specialist for Scottish auction house, Lyon & Turnbull, whom will auction the book on January 16 at its Rare Books, Maps, Manuscripts, and Photographs auction.

 The pre-auction estimated sales price of Aristotle’s Compleat Master-Piece is between $480 and $640.

The book, though taboo, was by no means "The Joy of Sex," the 1972 cookbook-esque writing known for its explicit drawings of sex poses and the like. 

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